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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 5/2/2014, 8:20am  ET

Construction site at 8300 Wisconsin

BGE Customers Offer Advice On Pepco Sale – The Baltimore Sun’s editorial page offered some advice to Pepco customers who will soon see their electricity company sold to Chicago-based Exelon. Baltimore Gas & Electric was recently bought by Exelon. The paper said Pepco customers should push for big concessions in the deal and that the $100 million in rate credits and other assistance for consumers that Exelon is promising is just a starting point. [Baltimore Sun]

Bethesda Outdoor Movies Lineup – Bethesda Outdoor Movies will be back at 9 p.m. on July 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26. The Bethesda Urban Partnership event will place the big screen at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues in Woodmont Triangle. This year’s lineup: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Citizen Kane,” “Pitch Perfect,” and “Top Gun.” [Bethesda Urban Partnership]

Decision On Energy Tax Reduction Will Have To Wait – The Montgomery County Council will wait until budget reconciliation time later this month before making a final call on a proposal to reduce the county’s energy tax by 10 percent. Councilmembers Phil Andrews and Roger Berliner proposed the reduction of the tax, which would mean a loss of an estimated $11.5 million in tax revenue in next fiscal year’s budget. The county raised the energy tax by 100 percent in 2010 in a move that was supposed to sunset after two years. The tax remains at its 2010 and 2011 levels. [The Gazette]

2014 Bike Spirit Awards – Do you know someone who bikes to work? Bethesda Transportation Solutions is looking for bicycle commuters to honor on Bike to Work Day, set for May 16. Nominate yourself or a co-worker who is dedicated to biking to work. [Bethesda Transportation Solutions]